Plush Candy Containers for Christmas DIY

Categories: Holiday, Winter

Who doesn’t love to receive treats? Deliver handmade goodies or loads of candy to friends and neighbors with these adorable plush candy jars. Make soft, squishy characters to make your gift jars extra special. Show how much you care with these handmade gifts made with Fairfield World’s Poly-Fil at the heart of your project.Plush DIY

What you need to make this project

Poly-Fil Supreme® Ultra Plush Fiber Fill
Glass Containers with Lids
Felt in various colors: white, black, red, green, tan, brown
Plush Toy eyes with backs
Paint in blush pink and black
Hot Glue Gun

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Step One

The basic steps for each of these plush candy jars is pretty similar. You will change the colors and shapes to create different characters to top the candy jars with.

Start by tracing two circles from the felt for the head. The size of the circle will vary depending on the size of the container you are using. The largest jar, the snowman, has a 6 inch circle for the head. Cut two circles out, one for the front of the head and one for the back.

Poke holes in the felt where the eyes will go. Insert the eyes and hold them in place with the back.

Place the eyes face down on the felt. Glue the edges of the two circles together, leaving a small opening. Flip the head inside out.

Use paint to add features like the mouth.

Dab on pink paint to make winter-kissed rosy cheeks.

Make a cone from orange fabric and fill it with Poly-Fil Fiber Fill. Glue it onto the face.

Fill the head with a generous amount of Poly-Fil to make it nice and fluffy. Glue the open end shut.



Step Two

Cut a length of felt to fit around the plush’s head. Make the felt as tall as the diameter of the circle. Glue the edge of the felt together to make a tube. Cut fringe on one end of the tube, and tie the end with twine. Glue the hat on the plush’s head, then glue felt trim around the edge of the hat.

Cut a circle of felt to fit the top of the container.

Step Three

Cut shapes for the arms. Make two for each arm. Glue the edges shut, leaving one end open, and fill with Poly-Fil. Glue the opening closed.

Glue the ends of the arms onto the felt circle for the top of the container. Glue the head on top of the round fabric as well. Let the glue cool completely.

Step Four

Cut a long strip of felt for the scarf. Wrap the scarf around the container, carefully gluing some parts to the top of the round container. The scarf should cover the rim of the container and be attached to the top felt circle. Tie the scarf, trim as needed, and cut frings on the ends.

Cut a strip of felt to fit the bottom of the container. Glue the ends together to make a band that can be slid onto the jar.

Step Five

This is what the pieces for the penguin look like. Add a black triangle to the face, and cut a bowtie, as well.

Once again, Poly-Fil Fiber Fill makes these plushies ultra plush and ultra soft!

For the penguin, I glued the wings onto the scarf instead of the circle on top of the container.

These are the pieces for the reindeer. You will use two sets of circles, one for the head and one for the muzzle. You’ll also cut two sets of antlers.